Take The Leap | Australian Shepherd | New York

One of my long time loves when it comes to dog breeds has been the Australian Shepherd. This is one dog breed I always dream about sharing my home with. But if it is going to happen it has to be jus tthe right time.

Australian Shepherds are highly intelligent and highly energetic.

That makes them great at doing things like agility with the proper training.

Proper training, exercise, and jobs are important for harmony in a home with a dog, but the more intelligence and energy the dog has the more important that can be.

If a dog isn’t given direction and taring they are more likely to get into mischief. That is why if I am to have an Australian Shepherd I want to wait until the time is right and I can commit to providing for all of their needs.

In the meantime I am always excited to watch and Australian Shepherd run through an agility course.

The Australian Shepherd pictured below may not be using perfect form on the teeter totter but it is an exciting photo.

Photo details: Nikon D500. Nikon 300mm f/4. Focal length 420mm. ISO 400. 1/3200 sec. f/5.6.

Australian Shepherd competing in agility

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3 Comments on “Take The Leap | Australian Shepherd | New York

  1. How refreshing to read your thoughts on having an Australian Shepherd in your home. I wish most people would do so. I’ve owned the breed for over 30 years. Lately with more breed popularity (and those so-called ‘mini’s) there are a great number going to totally inappropriate homes and the dogs suffer because of it. I hope you do get your Aussie because it sounds like you are one who will truly understand the dog’s needs.

    • Thank you for your comments. It really means a lot to me to hear from experienced people on these topics. Your comment arrived at just the right moment to help affirm a recent decision in our home. About 2 weeks ago we added a new dog to our home. The new dog is not am Australian Shepherd but another high energy dog bred that I have long admired. An 8 week old Border Collie puppy turned up at our local shelter and has now been in our home for about 2 weeks. I am really looking forward to working with this dog on training and fun active adventures. At a recent gathering of our local Bernese Mountain Dog club we were introduced to an Agility trainer that I really liked and I am likely going to reach out to them to pursue some agility work for our new puppy as they grow up.

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